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How much video game voice actors get paid, explained amid Hellena Taylor’s Bayonetta revelations
Hellena Taylor, the original voice actress for Bayonetta, has revealed she was offered only $4,000 for her entire performance. She called for a boycott of the new game, drawing the attention of fans and developers. So let’s take a look at how much video game voice actors actually get paid.
Reggie Fils-Aimé: Lack of innovation in large corporations will lead to more devs starting smaller studios
Former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé has commented on the latest M&A activity in the games industry. He thinks that the acquisition sprees we see from giants like Microsoft and Sony will lead to prominent devs leaving these corporations.
Nintendo acquires CG production company Dynamo Pictures, which worked on Death Stranding and Persona 5
Nintendo has acquired Dynamo Pictures, a company that produces CG and other visual content for games and anime. The team will become a wholly owned subsidiary focused on making content based on Nintendo IPs.
Sony and Nintendo pledge to update subscription guidelines following UK watchdog’s investigation
Sony and Nintendo have pledged to update subscription renewal rules in the UK. The platform holders made the decision following an investigation conducted by the country’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
Nintendo’s decision to close 3DS and Wii U stores causes debate about video game preservation
Nintendo has announced that both 3DS and Wii U eShops will be permanently closed in March 2023. Although players won’t be able to buy and own digital copies of old games anymore, the company apparently is not interested in preserving its classic titles.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus already sold over 6.5 million copies. But could it look at least a little less hideous?
With more than 6.5 million copies sold in the first week, Pokémon Legends: Arceus is another blockbuster in the world-famous franchise. Despite the huge success, a lot of users have issues with the game’s visuals. So is there anything that could have been done to make it look if not stunning but at least decent?
Metroid Dread to become highest-selling game in series, but it’s still nothing compared to other Nintendo blockbusters
Nintendo has disclosed new data on the sales of its games. While Mario Kart 8 and Animal Crossing continue to generate huge numbers as expected, Metroid Dread is on the way to becoming the biggest-selling title of the whole franchise.
Doug Bowser claims Activision Blizzard internal issues run counter to Nintendo’s values
Activision Blizzard has faced criticism from another platform holder. Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser called the latest news in the harassment scandal distressing and claimed that Nintendo has already taken action.
Nintendo directors get total payout of $6.9 million, which is still modest compared to Western executives
Nintendo had a successful financial year, thanks to strong performance of Nintendo Switch and games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Of course, the company’s three directors got huge bonuses, which are still quite small compared to the ones received by Western top managers.
Rare copy of Super Mario 64 sold for $1.5 million, breaking record set just 2 days ago by The Legend of Zelda
Owning a nice sealed cartridge of one of Nintendo’s iconic games might be a good investment. Rare copies of Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda have been sold for record-breaking sums in the span of just two days.
New Nintendo Switch coming in October — with OLED screen but no 4K support
While some fans have been waiting for a new Nintendo Switch to support 4K content, the console’s new version is pretty much the same in terms of technologies being used. The biggest difference, however, is the larger and brighter OLED screen.